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With authentic Northern Italian cuisine, the new Armani’s restaurant features a fresh, sophisticated design and an atmosphere ideal for a romantic dinner for two, a get-together with friends or an upscale business function. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Tampa Bay, guests can take in spectacular panoramic views during dinner and enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio before or after their meal.
Armani’s signature antipasto bar allows guests to create their own first course from a selection of more than 30 items and a dedicated station offers fresh made-to-order Caesar salads. The “primi piatti” menu includes vegetarian, pasta and soup selections, while main courses range from veal scaloppini with a porcini-truffle reduction to bison ribeye over Italian gratin.
While we pride ourselves on being the top special occasion restaurant in Tampa, we do not guarantee a specific table type or view, we will seat best available table upon arrival to Armani's.
Tampa, FL 33607
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 6pm - 10pm
Friday: 6pm - 10:00pm
Courtney Campbell Causeway SR60 Exit Bayport Dr.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Armani's features live piano music from the lounge Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Valet parking is located at the Hotel Entrance and is complimentary with dinner at Armani's.
Chef Robert Maggi
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Armani's Ratings and Reviews
Long-time fan is changing tune...as a long time fan especially for special occasion dinners, I would say not as enthralled anymore. The ambiance is always awesome and menu choice can be inspired. What has changed is the level of attentiveness and personal service. Food quality has grown mainstream.
When blue cheese stuffed olives in a martini are the pre-packaged variety not only do martini lovers know it, it is a foreshadowing of the lack of passion to come.
Even the once mighty antipasto misto selection has relegated itself a victim to overnight stays in the fridge to the point of flavor and texture loss. This is juxtaposed with the cost structure that has you spending $40 for the smallest shareable version for an appetizer.
Entrees while inspired, are executed in a fashion that feels more cruise ship or convention catered. Vegetables and garnishes are over done and blanched of flavor and texture. Sauces, reductions and other flavor enhancers are mild in concentration of flavor.
The touted Bison ribeye, while flavorful, was presented in such a way as a ribeye at an east coast diner.
It has come off of my first choice to celebrate a special occasion. With the lack of passion in the bar and antipasto kitchen, not sure it works for sunset cocktails either.
It may be relegated to business client and celebratory show off events where cocktail volume hides the chinks in the armor.
We have been here several times before and always had a good experience. This time our service was awful. The waitress paid little to no attention to us. It took almost 15 min for us to get our drinks....it was a Tuesday and not busy. We ordered our appetizer for 4 people and it came 3 min before our dinners. When I asked her about it thinking she may have forgotten she condescendingly told me that apps are served after the salads. We walked outside on the patio to sit for a few and have our drinks while deciding whethere we wanted dessert and she had our table cleaned off and brought us our check. I had 3 people with me whom had never been and that was their first impression. Not good :(
I have always wanted to try Armani's but given the price I wanted to save going for a special occasion. So, my 18 year anniversary was the perfect excuse. The food was just ok. I was very dissapointed given the price. The view is awesome but the quality of the food doesn't match the view. I am a foodie and a very good cook myself so it is hard to please me. But if you are going to charge the high prices and hire a professional chef I should be wowed. Just ok.
View is great as is the service, but ultimately I go out to eat for the food and here Armani’s was not great. I started with an uninspired veal cannelloni which was followed up by a field green salad with a sonewhat bitter aftertaste. My frutti di mare featured perfectly cooked seafood with a few pieces of spaghetti and a watery sauce. Ok, but nothing I’d order again. My wife’s Caeser salad had huge hunks of bread and large pieces of Romaine, not a bad salad but hard to eat and heavy on bread. She ordered the veal chop as the server reminded us they are known for their veal. Well cooked but very fatty and a bit tough.
It is a beautiful view and an elegant place to dine, if the food ever matches the view it will be great, until then save your money.
Armanis has been a fine dining establishment for 25 plus years, Had not been there in a while-very pricey so be prepared to spend $100 per person. Kind of disappointed in the quality of the misto appetizer bar- the shrimp were not good at all. Also the espresso was starbucks which is not what you expect at high end italian. Entrees were good but dont expect value- a pasta bolognese is $30. View and ambiance excellent, service good but probably would not go back as there are more authentic family owned options for Northern Italian cuisine.
We were celebrating a Birthday. It was a beautiful evening even with the rain. The service was outstanding. The quality of the food was A+. The chefs choice misto appetizer was delicious. We enjoyed every dish, and even got a candle in the hazelnut bar finishing out a superb meal.
Fine dining at its best, Armani's is the choice for a special evening out. Although it is not inexpensive, the quality of the food and the presentation make the price worth while. The service is impeccable and if you can snag a table by or even near a window, you will get a spectacular view of Tampa bay and surroundings. Sunset in the cocktail lounge is fantastic, but nighttime with sparkling lights is great anywhere throughout the rooms. There is an outside deck with fire pit as well and on a pleasant night it is delightful. Veal of any kind is outstanding here and their hors d'oeuvre table is famous--you can choose anything on it, or trust to the chef for his choice. Go!
The service was very efficient. The food was disappointing. We had the 5 course price fixed menu. The antipasto selection was ordinary. The risotto was crunchy but tasty. The third course, lamb ragu tortellini, was 1 tortellini. The main dishes were a choice of swordfish or veal. Both were very good and not skimpy servings. The highlights were the bread, butter, and dessert.
The pasta was excellent - our table tried both the carbonara and the bolognese, desserts were very good. Weird that they only gave you a fork to eat the pasta - lots of good sauce was left behind. In Italy you always get a fork and a spoon. Really enjoyed the tapenade with the bread.
Everything else was ok and on the bland side. Service was overbearing. I know some people like that, but I always think the Hallmark of good service is being there when needed not practically sitting with us. I need neither an editorial of everything on the menu nor validation of my choices.
Will definitely return for the pasta - but as the main course this time! Delicious.
The ambiance was wonderful; the food was outstandin; the wait staff were very attentive, helpful, and nice; and the view was great - lucky enough to see a beautiful sunset. Nothing but praise all the way around for this restaurant. It is a must-visit for Tampa.
unfortunately, our evening started out on a bad note. We had a lovely window table, as requested, and we were seated promptly for our reservation. Once seated our waiter greeted us, water was poured, then we didn't see anyone for at least 15 minutes when we flagged down a passing waiter and asked him to send our waiter over so we could order. It was very frustrating to be ignored for such a long time with nothing but water on the table.
Once we ordered, things picked up and we were served in a timely fashion. My veal scallopine was okay, and my husband's shrimp and scallops special was delicious.
We were served a complimentary tiramisu since it was our anniversary. It was delicious.
So, the evening ended on a positive note, but the earlier disappointment clouded the total experience.
The resturant overall was amazing.. the noise levels where almost unbareable at times to have to continue to ask my guest what they said, as well as having an issue hearing the servers as they have been tried to speak in a formal tone, and the other customers constantly were over talking them.
The food was amazing, the view even so much more..
Service was awesome, presentation was great.. the chefs choice miso platter was phenominal.
Look forward to going back for many more occasions.
We have dined at Armani's on several occasions over the last 3 to 4 years and have never had a low experience. Romantic sunsets, the piano bar is an excellent place to gather with friends for an afternoon or early evening of casual conversation and excellent choice of wines or your favorite cocktail. The dinner menu is always creative and the food rates at the top of the scale. The service is well attentive to your needs and always with a smile. We've joined many of our friends on the other side of the bay as well as some out of town guests for cocktails or dinner, with everyone leaving impressed and satisfied.
This was our 3rd trip to Armanis. Food is always amazing, especially the Anti Pasta Bar. However, this trip, the chef at the anti pasta bar was pretty stingy with the selections, and our service was incredibly slow. Not perfectly paced as usual. But we were sitting in between each course getting full before the next course came. Veal is definitely their specialty, and my husband and I went for other offerings of Bison and Ribeye which we slightly regretted. We were also sitting right in front of the outside patio, and it was a bit distracting to have parties coming in an out all evening long right in front of your table. Especially when we requested a private/window seat for a special occasion. I know requests are just that, but something to note if you're looking forward to a quiet or more intimate dining experience.
I'd still come again to Armani's, in hopes his was one off night, and not the usual, as we've had amazing experiences in the past.
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